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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
 
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Old RG550DX-comments, recommendations,question

I know not much of a topic, but I can't say enought about my old 92' RG550DX purpleneon.

I slapped an air zone, and paf Joe in that puppy with no tone control... and man... that's the sound. The super wizard maple neck just kicks butt. Seriously one of the best guitars ever IMO. I know it doesn't have the stature of a Jem, but.........something about those old RG550s

I love this guitar, it has the sound, feel I feel I can't get from most newer Rgs.

The only thing I'm not digging is the 2 and 4 positions for clean sounds...can someone recommend a good single for my RG that isn't so weak and balances a bit better. 1 and 5 positions are great with this setup for my distortion sounds, but comes up a little weak when I go clean.

Also, keeping the fingerboard clean on a maple neck is a pain, I can clean it up to a point but sometimes grime gets in the grain and it's hard to clean...any suggestions would be appreciated.

I wish Ibanez would bring back maple necks...the closest thing I can get to this is the PGM...I do absolutely adore my RGA121VLF..but it's a different animal of course...But I miss the old maple neck wizard necks...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-10-2006, 05:30 PM
 
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Dimarzio Blue Velvet for the middle pup. It should be powerful enough to better balance with the other two pickups.
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RG550DX was the first proper locking trem Ibanez RG I tried. Action was lovely. Shame I didn't have a pick and didn't have it plugged in.
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My 1992 Lazer Blue RG550DX was the first RG550 I ever played, and the heaviest. I think it gives it a better tone.

Fell madly in love, and bought it. Its my #1, my right hand man.

I got a blue Dimarzio 2" Cliplock Nylon strap, and blue Dimarzios: F-Spaced PAF Pro (bridge), HS-2 wired for single coil mode only, PAF Pro (neck) I cant think of any pickups that would make this guitar sound better. I love everything about it.



Her name is "Rio" (and she dances on the sands. . .just like that river twisting though the dusty land. . . .and when she finds EHEM. . sorry )
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Dimarzio Blue Velvet for the middle pup. It should be powerful enough to better balance with the other two pickups.
Ditto. You can also order the B.Velvet Bridge model reverse-wound/reverse-polarity if you want something a bit hotter.
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My 1992 Lazer Blue RG550DX was the first RG550 I ever played, and the heaviest. I think it gives it a better tone.

Fell madly in love, and bought it. Its my #1, my right hand man.

I got a blue Dimarzio 2" Cliplock Nylon strap, and blue Dimarzios: F-Spaced PAF Pro (bridge), HS-2 wired for single coil mode only, PAF Pro (neck) I cant think of any pickups that would make this guitar sound better. I love everything about it.



Her name is "Rio" (and she dances on the sands. . .just like that river twisting though the dusty land. . . .and when she finds EHEM. . sorry )
Are you the guy that always posts pictures of guitars in front of the pool? I see them fairly often and infact I bid on an RG1200 on **** almost 2 years ago and the pics were on a couch and in front of a pool just like that. Really nice guitar by the way.
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My 1992 Lazer Blue RG550DX was the first RG550 I ever played, and the heaviest. I think it gives it a better tone.

Fell madly in love, and bought it. Its my #1, my right hand man.

I got a blue Dimarzio 2" Cliplock Nylon strap, and blue Dimarzios: F-Spaced PAF Pro (bridge), HS-2 wired for single coil mode only, PAF Pro (neck) I cant think of any pickups that would make this guitar sound better. I love everything about it.



Her name is "Rio" (and she dances on the sands. . .just like that river twisting though the dusty land. . . .and when she finds EHEM. . sorry )
There she is .

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I've got Paf Pro's in mine too...awesome guitar.
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